William Demarest

Actor, Vaudevillian, Talent agent
Prolific character player of the 1930s and 40s, later on TV, typically in cranky but endearing comedy roles. Appeared in all of Preston Sturges' Paramount films of the 1940s, most memorably as Officer Kockenlocker in ... Read more »
Born: 02/27/1892 in St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (92)

The Millionaire 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The McCullochs 1975 (Movie)

Father Gurkin (Actor)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

My Three Sons 1960 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

That Darn Cat 1964 (Movie)

Mr MacDougall (Actor)

Viva Las Vegas 1964 (Movie)

Mr Martin (Actor)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 (Movie)

Chief of Police (Actor)

Son of Flubber 1962 (Movie)

Mr Hummel (Actor)

The Tales of Wells Fargo 1956 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Red Skelton Timex Special 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Pepe 1960 (Movie)

Studio Gate Inspector (Actor)

The Desilu Revue 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mountain 1956 (Movie)

Father Belacchi (Actor)

The Rawhide Years 1956 (Movie)

Brand Comfort (Actor)

Hell on Frisco Bay 1955 (Movie)

Dan Bianco (Actor)

Jupiter's Darling 1955 (Movie)

Mago (Actor)

Lucy Gallant 1955 (Movie)

Charles Madden (Actor)

Sincerely Yours 1955 (Movie)

Sam Dunne (Actor)

The Far Horizons 1955 (Movie)

Sergeant Gass (Actor)

The Private War of Major Benson 1955 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Dangerous When Wet 1953 (Movie)

Pa Higgins (Actor)

Escape From Fort Bravo 1953 (Movie)

Campbell (Actor)

Here Come the Girls 1952 (Movie)

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Sorrowful Jones 1949 (Movie)

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Jolson Sings Again 1948 (Movie)

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Variety Girl 1947 (Movie)

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Along Came Jones 1945 (Movie)

George Fury (Actor)

Duffy's Tavern 1945 (Movie)

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The Jolson Story 1945 (Movie)

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Hail the Conquering Hero 1943 (Movie)

Sgt. Heppelfinger (Actor)

The Great Moment 1943 (Movie)

Eben Frost (Actor)

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 1943 (Movie)

Constable Kockenlocker (Actor)

All Through the Night 1941 (Movie)

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Johnny Doughboy 1941 (Movie)

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Sullivan's Travels 1941 (Movie)

Mr. Jones (Actor)

The Lady Eve 1941 (Movie)

Muggsy (Actor)

The Palm Beach Story 1941 (Movie)

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True to the Army 1941 (Movie)

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The Devil and Miss Jones 1940 (Movie)

First Detective (Actor)

Christmas in July 1939 (Movie)

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 (Movie)

Bill Griffith (Actor)

The Great McGinty 1939 (Movie)

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Easy Living 1936 (Movie)

Wallace Whistling (Actor)

The Jazz Singer 1927 (Movie)

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A Girl in Every Port (Movie)

Man in Bombav (Actor)

Behave Yourself! (Movie)

O'Ryan (Actor)

Bright Lights (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Charlie Chan at the Opera (Movie)

Sgt. Kelly (Actor)

Comin' Round the Mountain (Movie)

Gusty Mann (Actor)

Dangerous Blondes (Movie)

Detective Gatling (Actor)

Diamond Jim (Movie)

Harry Hill (Actor)

Excuse My Dust (Movie)

Harvey Bullitt (Actor)

Finger Prints (Movie)

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Fog over Frisco (Movie)

Spike Smith (Actor)

Hands Across the Table (Movie)

Natty (Actor)

Josette (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Love on the Run (Movie)

Editor (Actor)

Matinee Ladies (Movie)

Man About-Town (Actor)

Never a Dull Moment (Movie)

Mears (Actor)

Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Movie)

Lt. Shawn (Actor)

Nine Girls (Movie)

Walter Cummings (Actor)

Oh, Doctor (Movie)

Marty Short (Actor)

Once Upon a Time (Movie)

Brandt (Actor)

One Wild Night (Movie)

Editor Collins (Actor)

Our Hearts Were Growing Up (Movie)

Peanuts Schultz (Actor)

Pardon My Past (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

Pardon My Sarong (Movie)

Detective Kendall (Actor)

Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (Movie)

Daro (Actor)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Movie)

Henry Kepper (Actor)

Red, Hot and Blue (Movie)

Charlie Baxter (Actor)

Riding High (Movie)

Happy McGuire (Actor)

Romance on the Run (Movie)

Eckbart (Actor)

Rosalie (Movie)

Army's Coach (Actor)

The Big City (Movie)

Beecher (Actor)

The Bush Leaguer (Movie)

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The Circus Clown (Movie)

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The Cowboy Quarterback (Movie)

Rusty Walker (Actor)

The Farmer's Daughter (Movie)

Victor Walsh (Actor)

The First Auto (Movie)

The Village Cut-up (Actor)

The Golden Fleecing (Movie)

Swallow (Actor)

The Gracie Allen Murder Case (Movie)

Sgt. Ernest Heath (Actor)

The Great Man Votes (Movie)

Charles Dale (Actor)

The Murder Man (Movie)

Red Maquire (Actor)

The Sainted Sisters (Movie)

Vern Tewilliger (Actor)

Wake up and Live (Movie)

Attendant (Actor)

Wedding Present (Movie)

"Smiles" Benson (Actor)

What Happened to Father (Movie)

Dibbin (Actor)

What Price Glory? (Movie)

Corporal Kiper (Actor)

When Willie Comes Marching Home (Movie)

Herman Kluggs (Actor)

Whispering Smith (Movie)

Bill Dansing (Actor)

Biography

Prolific character player of the 1930s and 40s, later on TV, typically in cranky but endearing comedy roles. Appeared in all of Preston Sturges' Paramount films of the 1940s, most memorably as Officer Kockenlocker in "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" and as the tough Marine sergeant in "Hail the Conquering Hero" (both 1944). Well known as Uncle Charley on the long-running TV series "My Three Sons."

Relationships

Estelle Collette

Ex-Wife

George Demarest

Brother
performed act with brothers

Reuben Demarest

Brother
performed act with brothers

Lucille Thayer

Wife

Milestones

1926

Film acting debut in bit part in "When the Wife's Away"

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